Journalists, Writers In Turkey Face Terrorism, Separatism Charges December 29, 2016
“Under its state of emergency, Turkey has once again become the world leader in jailing journalists and prosecuting them on terrorism charges.”
Human Rights Watch: Nigerian Officials Raping Women, Girls Displaced By Boko Haram By Human Rights Watch
“It is bad enough that these women and girls are not getting much-needed support for the horrific trauma they suffered at the hands of Boko Haram,” said Mausi Segun, senior Nigeria researcher at Human Rights Watch. “It is disgraceful and outrageous that people who
Report: Every 25 Seconds Someone Funneled Into Criminal Justice System For Personal Drug Use By Human Rights Watch
While more people are arrested for simple drug possession in the US than for any other crime, mainstream discussions of criminal justice reform rarely question whether drug use should be criminalized at all.
Court Weighs US Border Patrol Agent Killing Of Mexican Child By Human Rights Watch
A US Border Patrol shot a teenager approximately 10 times in the back killing him. The teen was standing near the border fence in Nogales, Mexico, and the Agent shot from the US side of the border.
Reflecting Global Trend, Indonesia’s Sunni Majority Persecutes Minority Sect By Human Rights Watch
"Indonesian officials should be at the forefront of defending rights protected under the constitution and international law, not issuing unlawful prohibitions that undermine them."
Saudi Arabia Carries Out Largest Mass Execution Since 1980 By Human Rights Watch
“Saudi Arabia had a shameful start to 2016, executing 47 people in a day, after a year with one of the highest execution rates in its recent history.”
Number Of Saudi Arabian Executions, Beheading Soar In 2015 By Human Rights Watch
“The current surge in executions in Saudi Arabia is yet another stain on the kingdom’s human rights record,” ...“Saudi Arabia needs to call a halt to this cruel punishment.”
Report: US Uses Excessive Force Against Mentally Ill Prisoners By Human Rights Watch
The report details incidents in which correctional staff have deluged prisoners with painful chemical sprays, shocked them with powerful electric stun weapons, and strapped them for days in restraining chairs or beds.
The Ukranian Government Is Using Cluster Bombs In Populated Areas By Human Rights Watch
The Ukrainian government has been using cluster bombs in populated areas, a violation of international laws of war.